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Hard times: webster's Manx thesaurus edition

"...A blistering portrait of Victorian England as it struggles with the massive economic turmoil brought on by the Industrial Revolution."-p. [4] 0f cover.

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  • ""...A blistering portrait of Victorian England as it struggles with the massive economic turmoil brought on by the Industrial Revolution."-p. [4] 0f cover."@en
  • "If you are either learning Malay, or learning English as a second language (ESL) as a Malay speaker, this book is for you. There are many editions of Hard Times. This one is worth the price if you would like to enrich your Malay-English vocabulary, whether for self-improvement or for preparation in advanced of college examinations. Each page is annotated with a mini-thesaurus of uncommon words highlighted in the text. Not only will you experience a great classic, but learn the richness of the English language with Malay synonyms at the bottom of each page. You will not see a full translation of the English text, but rather a running bilingual thesaurus to maximize the reader's exposure to the subtleties of both languages."
  • "If you are either learning Malay, or learning English as a second language (ESL) as a Malay speaker, this book is for you. There are many editions of Hard Times. This one is worth the price if you would like to enrich your Malay-English vocabulary, whether for self-improvement or for preparation in advanced of college examinations. Each page is annotated with a mini-thesaurus of uncommon words highlighted in the text. Not only will you experience a great classic, but learn the richness of the English language with Malay synonyms at the bottom of each page. You will not see a full translation of the English text, but rather a running bilingual thesaurus to maximize the reader's exposure to the subtleties of both languages."@en
  • "Raised during the rise of industry, Louisa, whose poor choices in later life result from too practical an upbringing, cares nothing about what happens to her."@en
  • "Raised during the rise of industry, Louisa, whose poor choices in later life result from too practical an upbringing, cares nothing about what happens to her."
  • "Reason, Facts, and statistics... Dickens' scathing portrait of Victorian industrial society and its misapplied utilitarian philosophy, Hard Times features schoolmaster Thomas Gradgrind, one of his most richly dimensional, memorable characters. Filled with the details and wonders of small-town life, it is also a daring novel of ideas'and ultimately, a celebration of love, hope, and limitless possibilities of the imagination."@en
  • ""Now, what I want is, Facts." With these words, Mr. Gradgrind introduces the "workful" world of Coketown, an industrial mill town of the 1840s. But the arrival of a travelling circus is to disturb the grind of both school and factory. Fact is forced to confront feelings when Gradgrind adopts Sissy, an abandoned circus child. The stage is now set for a moving story of love, betrayal and disillusion."
  • "Literature Online includes the KnowledgeNotes student guides, a unique collection of critical introductions to major literary works. These high-quality, peer-reviewed academic resources are tailored to the needs of literature students and serve as a complement to the guidance provided by lecturers and seminar teachers."
  • "A novel of the Industrial Revolution."
  • ""The proprietor of an experimental private school in an English manufacturing town, Thomas Gradgrind, a fanatic of the demonstrable fact, has raised his children Tom and Louisa in an atmosphere of grimmest practicality. Louisa marries the banker Josiah Bounderby partly to protect her brother who is in Bounderby's employ, partly because her education has resulted in an emotional atrophy that makes her indifferent to her fate. Tom, shallow and unscrupulous, robs Bounderby's bank and contrives to frame Stephen Blackpool, an honest and long-suffering mill hand. Meanwhile, Louisa's dormant emotions begin to awaken, stimulated by disgust for the vulgar Bounderby, and the attentions of the charming, amoral James Harthouse. When she runs away to her father and when Tom's guild is discovered, Gradgrind realizes how is principles have blighted his children's lives...The novel is Dickens' harshest indictment of practices and philosophical justifications of mid-19th-century industrialism in England." Reader's Ency. 3d edition."
  • "If you are either learning Tagalog, or learning English as a second language (ESL) as a Tagalog speaker, this book is for you. There are many editions of Hard Times. This one is worth the price if you would like to enrich your Tagalog-English vocabulary, whether for self-improvement or for preparation in advanced of college examinations. Each page is annotated with a mini-thesaurus of uncommon words highlighted in the text. Not only will you experience a great classic, but learn the richness of the English language with Tagalog synonyms at the bottom of each page. You will not see a full translation of the English text, but rather a running bilingual thesaurus to maximize the reader's exposure to the subtleties of both languages."
  • "If you are either learning Tagalog, or learning English as a second language (ESL) as a Tagalog speaker, this book is for you. There are many editions of Hard Times. This one is worth the price if you would like to enrich your Tagalog-English vocabulary, whether for self-improvement or for preparation in advanced of college examinations. Each page is annotated with a mini-thesaurus of uncommon words highlighted in the text. Not only will you experience a great classic, but learn the richness of the English language with Tagalog synonyms at the bottom of each page. You will not see a full translation of the English text, but rather a running bilingual thesaurus to maximize the reader's exposure to the subtleties of both languages."@en
  • "If you are either learning Danish, or learning English as a second language (ESL) as a Danish speaker, this book is for you. There are many editions of Hard Times. This one is worth the price if you would like to enrich your Danish-English vocabulary, whether for self-improvement or for preparation in advanced of college examinations. Each page is annotated with a mini-thesaurus of uncommon words highlighted in the text. Not only will you experience a great classic, but learn the richness of the English language with Danish synonyms at the bottom of each page. You will not see a full translation of the English text, but rather a running bilingual thesaurus to maximize the reader's exposure to the subtleties of both languages."
  • "If you are either learning Danish, or learning English as a second language (ESL) as a Danish speaker, this book is for you. There are many editions of Hard Times. This one is worth the price if you would like to enrich your Danish-English vocabulary, whether for self-improvement or for preparation in advanced of college examinations. Each page is annotated with a mini-thesaurus of uncommon words highlighted in the text. Not only will you experience a great classic, but learn the richness of the English language with Danish synonyms at the bottom of each page. You will not see a full translation of the English text, but rather a running bilingual thesaurus to maximize the reader's exposure to the subtleties of both languages."@en
  • "Hard Times--Dickens's shortest novel and one of his major triumphs--tells the tragic story of Louisa Gradgrind and her father and has had lasting appeal to generations of readers."@en
  • "Self-made cotton mill owner and braggart Josiah Bounderby marries Thomsa Gradgrind, Esquire's daughter Louisa. He accuses a dismissed laborer of stealing from his bank, but the culprit turns out to be his brother-in-law."@en
  • "If you are either learning Slovak, or learning English as a second language (ESL) as a Slovak speaker, this book is for you. There are many editions of Hard Times. This one is worth the price if you would like to enrich your Slovak-English vocabulary, whether for self-improvement or for preparation in advanced of college examinations. Each page is annotated with a mini-thesaurus of uncommon words highlighted in the text. Not only will you experience a great classic, but learn the richness of the English language with Slovak synonyms at the bottom of each page. You will not see a full translation of the English text, but rather a running bilingual thesaurus to maximize the reader's exposure to the subtleties of both languages."@en
  • "If you are either learning Slovak, or learning English as a second language (ESL) as a Slovak speaker, this book is for you. There are many editions of Hard Times. This one is worth the price if you would like to enrich your Slovak-English vocabulary, whether for self-improvement or for preparation in advanced of college examinations. Each page is annotated with a mini-thesaurus of uncommon words highlighted in the text. Not only will you experience a great classic, but learn the richness of the English language with Slovak synonyms at the bottom of each page. You will not see a full translation of the English text, but rather a running bilingual thesaurus to maximize the reader's exposure to the subtleties of both languages."
  • "If you are either learning Lithuanian, or learning English as a second language (ESL) as a Lithuanian speaker, this book is for you. There are many editions of Hard Times. This one is worth the price if you would like to enrich your Lithuanian-English vocabulary, whether for self-improvement or for preparation in advanced of college examinations. Each page is annotated with a mini-thesaurus of uncommon words highlighted in the text. Not only will you experience a great classic, but learn the richness of the English language with Lithuanian synonyms at the bottom of each page. You will not see a full translation of the English text, but rather a running bilingual thesaurus to maximize the reader's exposure to the subtleties of both languages."@en
  • "Coketown is dominated by the figure of Mr Thomas Gradgrind, school headmaster and model of Utilitarian success. Feeding both his pupils and family with facts, he bans fancy and wonder from any young minds."
  • "Hard Times appeared in weekly parts in Household Words in 1854, printed on the pages usually occupied by leading article on the major social issues of the day. In the overlapping worlds of Gradgrind's schoolroom, Bounderby the humbug industrialist and Sissy Jupe of Slearys' Circus, Dickens joyfully satirizes Utilitarianism, the self-help doctrines of Samuel Smiles and the mechanization of the mid-Victorian soul. Although it is often called Dickens' 'industrial novel', as Kate Flint argues in her new introduction Hard Times defies easy categorization. It is a novel deeply preoccupied with childhood and family life, bursting with unresolvable tensions and contradictions and wonderfully entertaining in its metaphorical wit and invention."@en
  • "Hard Times appeared in weekly parts in Household Words in 1854, printed on the pages usually occupied by leading article on the major social issues of the day. In the overlapping worlds of Gradgrind's schoolroom, Bounderby the humbug industrialist and Sissy Jupe of Slearys' Circus, Dickens joyfully satirizes Utilitarianism, the self-help doctrines of Samuel Smiles and the mechanization of the mid-Victorian soul. Although it is often called Dickens' 'industrial novel', as Kate Flint argues in her new introduction Hard Times defies easy categorization. It is a novel deeply preoccupied with childhood and family life, bursting with unresolvable tensions and contradictions and wonderfully entertaining in its metaphorical wit and invention."
  • "If you are either learning Russian, or learning English as a second language (ESL) as a Russian speaker, this book is for you. There are many editions of Hard Times. This one is worth the price if you would like to enrich your Russian-English vocabulary, whether for self-improvement or for preparation in advanced of college examinations. Each page is annotated with a mini-thesaurus of uncommon words highlighted in the text. Not only will you experience a great classic, but learn the richness of the English language with Russian synonyms at the bottom of each page. You will not see a full translation of the English text, but rather a running bilingual thesaurus to maximize the reader's exposure to the subtleties of both languages."@en
  • "If you are either learning Russian, or learning English as a second language (ESL) as a Russian speaker, this book is for you. There are many editions of Hard Times. This one is worth the price if you would like to enrich your Russian-English vocabulary, whether for self-improvement or for preparation in advanced of college examinations. Each page is annotated with a mini-thesaurus of uncommon words highlighted in the text. Not only will you experience a great classic, but learn the richness of the English language with Russian synonyms at the bottom of each page. You will not see a full translation of the English text, but rather a running bilingual thesaurus to maximize the reader's exposure to the subtleties of both languages."
  • "'Hard Times' is Dickens's shortest novel, and arguably his greatest triumph. This edition contains an appendix of the author's working notes, together with an introduction and full explanatory notes."@en
  • "If you are either learning Catalan, or learning English as a second language (ESL) as a Catalan speaker, this book is for you. There are many editions of Hard Times. This one is worth the price if you would like to enrich your Catalan-English vocabulary, whether for self-improvement or for preparation in advanced of college examinations. Each page is annotated with a mini-thesaurus of uncommon words highlighted in the text. Not only will you experience a great classic, but learn the richness of the English language with Catalan synonyms at the bottom of each page. You will not see a full translation of the English text, but rather a running bilingual thesaurus to maximize the reader's exposure to the subtleties of both languages."@en
  • "If you are either learning Catalan, or learning English as a second language (ESL) as a Catalan speaker, this book is for you. There are many editions of Hard Times. This one is worth the price if you would like to enrich your Catalan-English vocabulary, whether for self-improvement or for preparation in advanced of college examinations. Each page is annotated with a mini-thesaurus of uncommon words highlighted in the text. Not only will you experience a great classic, but learn the richness of the English language with Catalan synonyms at the bottom of each page. You will not see a full translation of the English text, but rather a running bilingual thesaurus to maximize the reader's exposure to the subtleties of both languages."
  • "First published in 1854, Hard Times is a profoundly moving, articulate and searing indictment of the life-reducing effects of the industrial revolution, and certain aspects of enlightenment thinking. Set in the fictional midlands mill-town of Coketown, the narrative centers on the industrialist, Mr Thomas Gradgrind, whose belief in scientific utilitarianism skews his world view and is a motive force, carrying the narrative towards farce and tragedy. Gradgrind's no-nonsense abhorrence of 'fancy' extends to his implementing an ambitious education scheme that aims to exclude all 'nonsense' and keep the minds of young people focused squarely on facts. The book is ultimately an argument in favor of fancy and radical thinking, and a damning critique of industrial capitalism and its exploitation and repression of the workers whose lives were spent (literally) in sustaining the system."
  • "If you are either learning Swedish, or learning English as a second language (ESL) as a Swedish speaker, this book is for you. There are many editions of Hard Times. This one is worth the price if you would like to enrich your Swedish-English vocabulary, whether for self-improvement or for preparation in advanced of college examinations. Each page is annotated with a mini-thesaurus of uncommon words highlighted in the text. Not only will you experience a great classic, but learn the richness of the English language with Swedish synonyms at the bottom of each page. You will not see a full translation of the English text, but rather a running bilingual thesaurus to maximize the reader's exposure to the subtleties of both languages."@en
  • "If you are either learning Swedish, or learning English as a second language (ESL) as a Swedish speaker, this book is for you. There are many editions of Hard Times. This one is worth the price if you would like to enrich your Swedish-English vocabulary, whether for self-improvement or for preparation in advanced of college examinations. Each page is annotated with a mini-thesaurus of uncommon words highlighted in the text. Not only will you experience a great classic, but learn the richness of the English language with Swedish synonyms at the bottom of each page. You will not see a full translation of the English text, but rather a running bilingual thesaurus to maximize the reader's exposure to the subtleties of both languages."
  • "Dickens' powerful and withering portrait of a Lancashire mill town in the 1840s. In the persons of Gradgrind and Bounderby, he stigmatised the prevalent philosophy of Utilitarianism, which, whether in school or factory, allowed human beings to be caged in a dreary scenery of brick terraces and foul chimneys, to be enslaved to machines and reduced to numbers."
  • "Novel depicting Victorian industrial society."@en
  • "If you are either learning Romanian, or learning English as a second language (ESL) as a Romanian speaker, this book is for you. There are many editions of Hard Times. This one is worth the price if you would like to enrich your Romanian-English vocabulary, whether for self-improvement or for preparation in advanced of college examinations. Each page is annotated with a mini-thesaurus of uncommon words highlighted in the text. Not only will you experience a great classic, but learn the richness of the English language with Romanian synonyms at the bottom of each page. You will not see a full translation of the English text, but rather a running bilingual thesaurus to maximize the reader's exposure to the subtleties of both languages."@en
  • "If you are either learning Romanian, or learning English as a second language (ESL) as a Romanian speaker, this book is for you. There are many editions of Hard Times. This one is worth the price if you would like to enrich your Romanian-English vocabulary, whether for self-improvement or for preparation in advanced of college examinations. Each page is annotated with a mini-thesaurus of uncommon words highlighted in the text. Not only will you experience a great classic, but learn the richness of the English language with Romanian synonyms at the bottom of each page. You will not see a full translation of the English text, but rather a running bilingual thesaurus to maximize the reader's exposure to the subtleties of both languages."
  • "If you are either learning Latvian, or learning English as a second language (ESL) as a Latvian speaker, this book is for you. There are many editions of Hard Times. This one is worth the price if you would like to enrich your Latvian-English vocabulary, whether for self-improvement or for preparation in advanced of college examinations. Each page is annotated with a mini-thesaurus of uncommon words highlighted in the text. Not only will you experience a great classic, but learn the richness of the English language with Latvian synonyms at the bottom of each page. You will not see a full translation of the English text, but rather a running bilingual thesaurus to maximize the reader's exposure to the subtleties of both languages."@en
  • "If you are either learning Latvian, or learning English as a second language (ESL) as a Latvian speaker, this book is for you. There are many editions of Hard Times. This one is worth the price if you would like to enrich your Latvian-English vocabulary, whether for self-improvement or for preparation in advanced of college examinations. Each page is annotated with a mini-thesaurus of uncommon words highlighted in the text. Not only will you experience a great classic, but learn the richness of the English language with Latvian synonyms at the bottom of each page. You will not see a full translation of the English text, but rather a running bilingual thesaurus to maximize the reader's exposure to the subtleties of both languages."
  • "If you are either learning Wolof, or learning English as a second language (ESL) as a Wolof speaker, this book is for you. There are many editions of Hard Times. This one is worth the price if you would like to enrich your Wolof-English vocabulary, whether for self-improvement or for preparation in advanced of college examinations. Each page is annotated with a mini-thesaurus of uncommon words highlighted in the text. Not only will you experience a great classic, but learn the richness of the English language with Wolof synonyms at the bottom of each page. You will not see a full translation of the English text, but rather a running bilingual thesaurus to maximize the reader's exposure to the subtleties of both languages."@en
  • "If you are either learning Wolof, or learning English as a second language (ESL) as a Wolof speaker, this book is for you. There are many editions of Hard Times. This one is worth the price if you would like to enrich your Wolof-English vocabulary, whether for self-improvement or for preparation in advanced of college examinations. Each page is annotated with a mini-thesaurus of uncommon words highlighted in the text. Not only will you experience a great classic, but learn the richness of the English language with Wolof synonyms at the bottom of each page. You will not see a full translation of the English text, but rather a running bilingual thesaurus to maximize the reader's exposure to the subtleties of both languages."
  • "Hard Times is Dickens's shortest novel, and arguably his greatest triumph. A useful appendix of the author's working notes, together with an enlightening introduction and full explanatory notes, will ensure that this edition becomes the obvious choice for anyone studying the novel. Paul Schlike is Lecturer in English at the University of Aberdeen."@en
  • "This story of class conflict in Victorian England serves as a powerful critique of the social injustices that plagued the Industrial Revolution. THIS ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION INCLUDES: ? A concise introduction that gives the reader important background information ? A chronology of the author's life and work ? A timeline of significant events that provides the book's historical context ? An outline of key themes and plot points to guide the reader's own interpretations ? Detailed explanatory notes ? Critical analysis, including contemporary and modern perspectives on the work ? Discussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction ? A list of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader's experience."@en
  • "Hard Times is a novel by Charles Dickens, first published in 1854. The book is a condition-of-England novel, which aimed to highlight the social and economic pressures that some people were experiencing. Unlike other such writings at the time, the novel is unusual in that it is not set in London (as was also Dickens' usual wont), but in the fictitious Victorian industrialist Coketown, a generic Northern English mill-town partially based upon 19th-century Preston. Dickens wished to satirize radical Utilitarians whom he described in a letter to Charles Knight as "see[ing] figures and averag."@en
  • "If you are either learning Dutch, or learning English as a second language (ESL) as a Dutch speaker, this book is for you. There are many editions of Hard Times. This one is worth the price if you would like to enrich your Dutch-English vocabulary, whether for self-improvement or for preparation in advanced of college examinations. Each page is annotated with a mini-thesaurus of uncommon words highlighted in the text. Not only will you experience a great classic, but learn the richness of the English language with Dutch synonyms at the bottom of each page. You will not see a full translation of the English text, but rather a running bilingual thesaurus to maximize the reader's exposure to the subtleties of both languages."
  • "If you are either learning Dutch, or learning English as a second language (ESL) as a Dutch speaker, this book is for you. There are many editions of Hard Times. This one is worth the price if you would like to enrich your Dutch-English vocabulary, whether for self-improvement or for preparation in advanced of college examinations. Each page is annotated with a mini-thesaurus of uncommon words highlighted in the text. Not only will you experience a great classic, but learn the richness of the English language with Dutch synonyms at the bottom of each page. You will not see a full translation of the English text, but rather a running bilingual thesaurus to maximize the reader's exposure to the subtleties of both languages."@en
  • "If you are either learning Thai, or learning English as a second language (ESL) as a Thai speaker, this book is for you. There are many editions of Hard Times. This one is worth the price if you would like to enrich your Thai-English vocabulary, whether for self-improvement or for preparation in advanced of college examinations. Each page is annotated with a mini-thesaurus of uncommon words highlighted in the text. Not only will you experience a great classic, but learn the richness of the English language with Thai synonyms at the bottom of each page. You will not see a full translation of the English text, but rather a running bilingual thesaurus to maximize the reader's exposure to the subtleties of both languages."
  • "If you are either learning Thai, or learning English as a second language (ESL) as a Thai speaker, this book is for you. There are many editions of Hard Times. This one is worth the price if you would like to enrich your Thai-English vocabulary, whether for self-improvement or for preparation in advanced of college examinations. Each page is annotated with a mini-thesaurus of uncommon words highlighted in the text. Not only will you experience a great classic, but learn the richness of the English language with Thai synonyms at the bottom of each page. You will not see a full translation of the English text, but rather a running bilingual thesaurus to maximize the reader's exposure to the subtleties of both languages."@en
  • "The tragic story of Louisa Gradgrind and her father. When Louisa, trapped in a loveless marriage, falls prey to an idle seducer, the crises forces her father to reconsider his cherished system of a contemporary utilitarian philosophy."
  • "Depicts the joyless existences of the citizens of the imaginary mid-Victorian city of Coketown, whose workers toil endlessly for factory owner Josiah Bounderby, and whose students drudge for utilitarian educator Thomas Gradgrind."@en
  • "This story of class conflict in Victorian England serves as a powerful critique of the social injustices that plagued the Industrial Revolution. THIS ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION INCLUDES: - A concise introduction that gives the reader important background information - A chronology of the author's life and work - A timeline of significant events that provides the book's historical context - An outline of key themes and plot points to guide the reader's own interpretations - Detailed explanatory notes - Critical analysis, including contemporary and modern perspectives on the work - Discussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction - A list of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader's experience."@en
  • "Author uses his story to attack Utilitarianism, the belief that a rational, unsentimental society based on statistics would provide the greatest happiness for the greatest number of people."@en
  • "Author uses his story to attack Utilitarianism, the belief that a rational, unsentimental society based on statistics would provide the greatest happiness for the greatest number of people."
  • "In the depressed mill town of Coketown, schoolmaster Thomas Gradgrind lives to impose his version of education: feeding the mind while starving the soul and spirit. Inflexible and unyielding, he places conformity above curiosity, and logic over sentiment, only to have his philosophy warp and destroy the lives of his own family. 'Hard Times' is Dickens's scathing portrait of Victorian industrial society and its misapplied utilitarian philosophy."@en
  • "This story of class conflict in Victorian England serves as a powerful critique of the social injustices that plagued the Industrial Revolution."@en
  • "This story of class conflict in Victorian England serves as a powerful critique of the social injustices that plagued the Industrial Revolution."
  • "-- Hard Times features schoolmaster Thomas Gradgrind, one of his most richly dimensional, memorable characters. Filled with the details and wonders of small-town life, it is also a daring novel of ideas--and ultimately, a celebration of love, hope, and limitless possibilities of the imagination."@en
  • "No other work of Dickens presents so harsh an indictment against the attitude of life he associated with Utilitarianism. With savage bitterness Dickens exposes the devilish industries and institutions that exploited the bodies and minds of the vulnerable labor class."
  • "Hard Times was written to 'shake some people in a terrible mistake of these days', as Dickens put in a letter to Thomas Carlyle. The 'terrible mistake' was the contemporary utilitarian philosophy, expounded in Hard Times (1854) as the Philosophy of Fact by the hard-headed disciplinarian Thomas Gradgrind."
  • ""The 'terrible mistake' was the contemporary utilitarian philosophy, expounded in Hard Times (1854) as the Philosophy of Fact by the hard-headed disciplinarian Thomas Gradgrind. But the novel, Dickens's shortest, is more than a polemical tract for the times; the tragic story of Louisa Gradgrind and her father is one of Dickens's triumphs. When Louisa, trapped in a loveless marriage, falls prey to an idle seducer, the crisis forces her father to reconsider his cherished system" -- publisher websit (July 2007)."
  • "If you are either learning Czech, or learning English as a second language (ESL) as a Czech speaker, this book is for you. There are many editions of Hard Times. This one is worth the price if you would like to enrich your Czech-English vocabulary, whether for self-improvement or for preparation in advanced of college examinations. Each page is annotated with a mini-thesaurus of uncommon words highlighted in the text. Not only will you experience a great classic, but learn the richness of the English language with Czech synonyms at the bottom of each page. You will not see a full translation of the English text, but rather a running bilingual thesaurus to maximize the reader's exposure to the subtleties of both languages."
  • "If you are either learning Czech, or learning English as a second language (ESL) as a Czech speaker, this book is for you. There are many editions of Hard Times. This one is worth the price if you would like to enrich your Czech-English vocabulary, whether for self-improvement or for preparation in advanced of college examinations. Each page is annotated with a mini-thesaurus of uncommon words highlighted in the text. Not only will you experience a great classic, but learn the richness of the English language with Czech synonyms at the bottom of each page. You will not see a full translation of the English text, but rather a running bilingual thesaurus to maximize the reader's exposure to the subtleties of both languages."@en
  • "Hard Times, by Charles Dickens, is part of the <A href=http://www.barnesandnoble.com/classics/index.asp?z=y&cds2Pid=16447&sLinkPrefix>Barnes & Noble Classics</A> series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics:<UL type=disc><LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Biographies of the authors <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Footnotes and endnotes <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Comments by other famous authors <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Bibliographies for further reading <LI style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo2; tab-stops: list .5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto class=MsoNormal>Indices & Glossaries, when appropriateAll editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences—biographical, historical, and literary—to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works. <P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt>Set amid smokestacks and factories, Charles Dickens's Hard Times is a blistering portrait of Victorian England as it struggles with the massive economic turmoil brought on by the Industrial Revolution.Championing the mind-numbing materialism of the period is Thomas Gradgrind, one of Dickens's most vivid characters. He opens the novel by arguing that boys and girls should be taught “nothing but Facts. Facts alone are wanted in life. Forbidding the development of imagination, Gradgrind is ultimately forced to confront the results of his philosophy—his own daughter's terrible unhappiness.Full of suspense, humor, and tenderness, Hard Times is a brilliant defense of art in an age of mechanism.Karen Odden received her Ph.D. from New York University, where she did her dissertation on Victorian literature. Most recently a lecturer at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, she is now a freelance writer and lives in Arizona."@en
  • "Contemporary fiction. Looks at working conditions in a Victorian factory town in the industrial north of England. It's an extraordinary novel that considers how enslavement to systems at the expense of imagination and feeling can wreck human lives. This new edition celebrates Charles Dickens' most openly campaigning novel, through which the author said he aimed to ''strike the heaviest blow in my power''. Hard Times explores the important social questions of the day and places prosperity and morality under the microscope."
  • "Raised during the rise of industry, Louisa, shows poor choices in later life result from too practical an upbringing, cares nothing about what happens to her."
  • "Raised during the rise of industry, Louisa, shows poor choices in later life result from too practical an upbringing, cares nothing about what happens to her."@en
  • "If you are either learning Swahili, or learning English as a second language (ESL) as a Swahili speaker, this book is for you. There are many editions of Hard Times. This one is worth the price if you would like to enrich your Swahili-English vocabulary, whether for self-improvement or for preparation in advanced of college examinations. Each page is annotated with a mini-thesaurus of uncommon words highlighted in the text. Not only will you experience a great classic, but learn the richness of the English language with Swahili synonyms at the bottom of each page. You will not see a full translation of the English text, but rather a running bilingual thesaurus to maximize the reader's exposure to the subtleties of both languages."
  • "If you are either learning Swahili, or learning English as a second language (ESL) as a Swahili speaker, this book is for you. There are many editions of Hard Times. This one is worth the price if you would like to enrich your Swahili-English vocabulary, whether for self-improvement or for preparation in advanced of college examinations. Each page is annotated with a mini-thesaurus of uncommon words highlighted in the text. Not only will you experience a great classic, but learn the richness of the English language with Swahili synonyms at the bottom of each page. You will not see a full translation of the English text, but rather a running bilingual thesaurus to maximize the reader's exposure to the subtleties of both languages."@en
  • "No other work of Dickens presents so relentless an indictment against the callous greed of the Victorian indistrial society and its misapplied utilitarian philosophy as this fiercest of his novels. With savage bitterness Dickens unmasks the hellish industries that imprisoned the bodies of the helpless labor class and the equally satanic institutions that shackled the development of their minds."@en
  • "In the persons of Gradgrind and Bounderby, Dickens stigmatized the prevalent philosophy of utilitarianism which, whether in school or factory, allowed human beings to be caged in a dreary scenery of brick terraces and foul chimneys, to be enslaved to machines and reduced to numbers."
  • "If you are either learning Estonian, or learning English as a second language (ESL) as a Estonian speaker, this book is for you. There are many editions of Hard Times. This one is worth the price if you would like to enrich your Estonian-English vocabulary, whether for self-improvement or for preparation in advanced of college examinations. Each page is annotated with a mini-thesaurus of uncommon words highlighted in the text. Not only will you experience a great classic, but learn the richness of the English language with Estonian synonyms at the bottom of each page. You will not see a full translation of the English text, but rather a running bilingual thesaurus to maximize the reader's exposure to the subtleties of both languages."
  • "If you are either learning Estonian, or learning English as a second language (ESL) as a Estonian speaker, this book is for you. There are many editions of Hard Times. This one is worth the price if you would like to enrich your Estonian-English vocabulary, whether for self-improvement or for preparation in advanced of college examinations. Each page is annotated with a mini-thesaurus of uncommon words highlighted in the text. Not only will you experience a great classic, but learn the richness of the English language with Estonian synonyms at the bottom of each page. You will not see a full translation of the English text, but rather a running bilingual thesaurus to maximize the reader's exposure to the subtleties of both languages."@en
  • "Thomas Gradgrind, retired businessman and one of Coketown's most prominent citizens, runs his life and his school along strict utilitarian lines. Fact and reason are his governing principles; imagination and sentiment are to be abhorred and suppressed. Gradgrind raises his children, Tom and Louisa, by the same soulless, barren methods, blighting their young lives. Shorn of emotion because of her upbringing, Louisa yields to a loveless marriage to Gradgrind's boastful, factory-owning friend, Josiah Bounderby, which at least will help advance the career of her beloved brother. Tom, meanwhile, rebels against the strictures of his childhood by falling into dissolute ways, culminating in a plan to rob Bounderby's bank and allow a former employee to be implicated. Dickens sets imagination, compassion and humanity against the sterility of cold hard reason in Hard Times, which he described as a satire on "those who see figures and averages, and nothing else -- the representatives of the wickedest and most enormous vice of this time". -- from publisher."
  • "Thomas Gradgrind is the guiding luminary of the Coketown school, stern proponent of the Philosophy of Fact, whose ill-conceived idealism blinds him to the essential humanity of those around, with calamitous results. His daughter Louisa becomes trapped in a loveless marriage and falls prey to an idle seducer, and her brother Tom is ruined thanks to their father's pet theories. Meanwhile Sleary's circus offers a vision of escape and entertainment, a joyful contrast to the dreariness of life in Coketown. The hardship of the workers and the victimization of Stephen Blackpool are set against the exuberance of the circus people in Dickens's much-loved moral tale. Gradgrind is forced to reconsider his cherished system when he realizes that 'Facts alone' are not, after all, enough."
  • "Spec. Coll."
  • "Thomas Gradgrind, a practical man, brings up his two children, Louisa and Tom, accordingly, thoroughly suppressing the imaginative and emotional sides of their natures with devastating consequences."@en
  • "Thomas Gradgrind, a practical man, brings up his two children, Louisa and Tom, accordingly, thoroughly suppressing the imaginative and emotional sides of their natures with devastating consequences."
  • "Coketown is dominated by the figure of Mr. Thomas Gradgrind, school headmaster and model of Utilitarian success. Feeding both his pupils and his family with facts, he bans fancy and wonder from young minds."@en
  • "Classic novel which depicts the callous nature of Victorian education, the ills of industrial society."@en
  • "A story about industrial England, set in Coketown, and featuring the contrasting characters of Sleary, a circus-owner, tender-hearted Cissy Jupe, harsh schoolmaster Thomas Gradgrind, and the drunken Mrs. Blackpool."
  • "Mr. Thomas Gradgrind, school headmaster in Cokestown, a northern English village beset by industrialism, runs his family and his school with a rigid adherence to facts, but his daughter's loveless marriage, his son's involment with gambling and robbery, and his encounters with a varietyof characters, force him to recognize the value of the human heart."@en
  • "If you are either learning Manx, or learning English as a second language (ESL) as a Manx speaker, this book is for you. There are many editions of Hard Times. This one is worth the price if you would like to enrich your Manx-English vocabulary, whether for self-improvement or for preparation in advanced of college examinations. Each page is annotated with a mini-thesaurus of uncommon words highlighted in the text. Not only will you experience a great classic, but learn the richness of the English language with Manx synonyms at the bottom of each page. You will not see a full translation of the English text, but rather a running bilingual thesaurus to maximize the reader's exposure to the subtleties of both languages."@en
  • "If you are either learning Maori, or learning English as a second language (ESL) as a Maori speaker, this book is for you. There are many editions of Hard Times. This one is worth the price if you would like to enrich your Maori-English vocabulary, whether for self-improvement or for preparation in advanced of college examinations. Each page is annotated with a mini-thesaurus of uncommon words highlighted in the text. Not only will you experience a great classic, but learn the richness of the English language with Maori synonyms at the bottom of each page. You will not see a full translation of the English text, but rather a running bilingual thesaurus to maximize the reader's exposure to the subtleties of both languages."@en
  • "If you are either learning Maori, or learning English as a second language (ESL) as a Maori speaker, this book is for you. There are many editions of Hard Times. This one is worth the price if you would like to enrich your Maori-English vocabulary, whether for self-improvement or for preparation in advanced of college examinations. Each page is annotated with a mini-thesaurus of uncommon words highlighted in the text. Not only will you experience a great classic, but learn the richness of the English language with Maori synonyms at the bottom of each page. You will not see a full translation of the English text, but rather a running bilingual thesaurus to maximize the reader's exposure to the subtleties of both languages."
  • "Dickens's widely read satirical account of the Industrial Revolution. Dickens creates the Victorian industrial city of Coketown, in northern England, and its unforgettable citizens, such as the unwavering utilitarian Thomas Gradgrind and the factory owner Josiah Bounderby, and the result is his famous critique of capitalist philosophy, the exploitative force he believed was destroying human creativity and joy. This edition includes new notes to the text. From the Trade Paperback edition."@en
  • "Dickens's widely read satirical account of the Industrial Revolution. Dickens creates the Victorian industrial city of Coketown, in northern England, and its unforgettable citizens, such as the unwavering utilitarian Thomas Gradgrind and the factory owner Josiah Bounderby, and the result is his famous critique of capitalist philosophy, the exploitative force he believed was destroying human creativity and joy. This edition includes new notes to the text. From the Trade Paperback edition."
  • "If you are either learning Turkish, or learning English as a second language (ESL) as a Turkish speaker, this book is for you. There are many editions of Hard Times. This one is worth the price if you would like to enrich your Turkish-English vocabulary, whether for self-improvement or for preparation in advanced of college examinations. Each page is annotated with a mini-thesaurus of uncommon words highlighted in the text. Not only will you experience a great classic, but learn the richness of the English language with Turkish synonyms at the bottom of each page. You will not see a full translation of the English text, but rather a running bilingual thesaurus to maximize the reader's exposure to the subtleties of both languages."@en
  • "If you are either learning Turkish, or learning English as a second language (ESL) as a Turkish speaker, this book is for you. There are many editions of Hard Times. This one is worth the price if you would like to enrich your Turkish-English vocabulary, whether for self-improvement or for preparation in advanced of college examinations. Each page is annotated with a mini-thesaurus of uncommon words highlighted in the text. Not only will you experience a great classic, but learn the richness of the English language with Turkish synonyms at the bottom of each page. You will not see a full translation of the English text, but rather a running bilingual thesaurus to maximize the reader's exposure to the subtleties of both languages."
  • "If you are either learning Croatian, or learning English as a second language (ESL) as a Croatian speaker, this book is for you. There are many editions of Hard Times. This one is worth the price if you would like to enrich your Croatian-English vocabulary, whether for self-improvement or for preparation in advanced of college examinations. Each page is annotated with a mini-thesaurus of uncommon words highlighted in the text. Not only will you experience a great classic, but learn the richness of the English language with Croatian synonyms at the bottom of each page. You will not see a full translation of the English text, but rather a running bilingual thesaurus to maximize the reader's exposure to the subtleties of both languages."@en
  • "If you are either learning Croatian, or learning English as a second language (ESL) as a Croatian speaker, this book is for you. There are many editions of Hard Times. This one is worth the price if you would like to enrich your Croatian-English vocabulary, whether for self-improvement or for preparation in advanced of college examinations. Each page is annotated with a mini-thesaurus of uncommon words highlighted in the text. Not only will you experience a great classic, but learn the richness of the English language with Croatian synonyms at the bottom of each page. You will not see a full translation of the English text, but rather a running bilingual thesaurus to maximize the reader's exposure to the subtleties of both languages."
  • "If you are either learning Hebrew, or learning English as a second language (ESL) as a Hebrew speaker, this book is for you. There are many editions of Hard Times. This one is worth the price if you would like to enrich your Hebrew-English vocabulary, whether for self-improvement or for preparation in advanced of college examinations. Each page is annotated with a mini-thesaurus of uncommon words highlighted in the text. Not only will you experience a great classic, but learn the richness of the English language with Hebrew synonyms at the bottom of each page. You will not see a full translation of the English text, but rather a running bilingual thesaurus to maximize the reader's exposure to the subtleties of both languages."@en
  • "If you are either learning Greek, or learning English as a second language (ESL) as a Greek speaker, this book is for you. There are many editions of Hard Times. This one is worth the price if you would like to enrich your Greek-English vocabulary, whether for self-improvement or for preparation in advanced of college examinations. Each page is annotated with a mini-thesaurus of uncommon words highlighted in the text. Not only will you experience a great classic, but learn the richness of the English language with Greek synonyms at the bottom of each page. You will not see a full translation of the English text, but rather a running bilingual thesaurus to maximize the reader's exposure to the subtleties of both languages."@en
  • "If you are either learning Greek, or learning English as a second language (ESL) as a Greek speaker, this book is for you. There are many editions of Hard Times. This one is worth the price if you would like to enrich your Greek-English vocabulary, whether for self-improvement or for preparation in advanced of college examinations. Each page is annotated with a mini-thesaurus of uncommon words highlighted in the text. Not only will you experience a great classic, but learn the richness of the English language with Greek synonyms at the bottom of each page. You will not see a full translation of the English text, but rather a running bilingual thesaurus to maximize the reader's exposure to the subtleties of both languages."
  • "If you are either learning Hebrew, or learning English as a second language (ESL) as a Hebrew speaker, this book is for you. There are many editions of Hard Times. This one is worth the price if you would like to enrich your Hebrew-English vocabulary, whether for self-improvement or for preparation in advanced of college examinations. Each page is annotated with a mini-thesaurus of uncommon words highlighted in the text. Not only will you experience a great classic, but learn the richness of the English language with Hebrew synonyms at the bottom of each page. You will not see a full translation of the English text, but rather a running bilingual thesaurus to maximize the reader's exposure to the subtleties of both languages."
  • "If you are either learning Norwegian, or learning English as a second language (ESL) as a Norwegian speaker, this book is for you. There are many editions of Hard Times. This one is worth the price if you would like to enrich your Norwegian-English vocabulary, whether for self-improvement or for preparation in advanced of college examinations. Each page is annotated with a mini-thesaurus of uncommon words highlighted in the text. Not only will you experience a great classic, but learn the richness of the English language with Norwegian synonyms at the bottom of each page. You will not see a full translation of the English text, but rather a running bilingual thesaurus to maximize the reader's exposure to the subtleties of both languages."@en
  • "If you are either learning Norwegian, or learning English as a second language (ESL) as a Norwegian speaker, this book is for you. There are many editions of Hard Times. This one is worth the price if you would like to enrich your Norwegian-English vocabulary, whether for self-improvement or for preparation in advanced of college examinations. Each page is annotated with a mini-thesaurus of uncommon words highlighted in the text. Not only will you experience a great classic, but learn the richness of the English language with Norwegian synonyms at the bottom of each page. You will not see a full translation of the English text, but rather a running bilingual thesaurus to maximize the reader's exposure to the subtleties of both languages."
  • "If you are either learning Ukrainian (Cyrillic Script), or learning English as a second language (ESL) as a Ukrainian (Cyrillic Script) speaker, this book is for you. There are many editions of Hard Times. This one is worth the price if you would like to enrich your Ukrainian (Cyrillic Script)-English vocabulary, whether for self-improvement or for preparation in advanced of college examinations. Each page is annotated with a mini-thesaurus of uncommon words highlighted in the text. Not only will you experience a great classic, but learn the richness of the English language with Ukrainian (Cyrillic Script) synonyms at the bottom of each page. You will not see a full translation of the English text, but rather a running bilingual thesaurus to maximize the reader's exposure to the subtleties of both languages."@en
  • "If you are either learning Ukrainian (Cyrillic Script), or learning English as a second language (ESL) as a Ukrainian (Cyrillic Script) speaker, this book is for you. There are many editions of Hard Times. This one is worth the price if you would like to enrich your Ukrainian (Cyrillic Script)-English vocabulary, whether for self-improvement or for preparation in advanced of college examinations. Each page is annotated with a mini-thesaurus of uncommon words highlighted in the text. Not only will you experience a great classic, but learn the richness of the English language with Ukrainian (Cyrillic Script) synonyms at the bottom of each page. You will not see a full translation of the English text, but rather a running bilingual thesaurus to maximize the reader's exposure to the subtleties of both languages."
  • "Een overdreven praktisch ingestelde vader tracht het geestesleven van zijn kinderen te onderdrukken."
  • "Hard Times, is perhaps most remarkable for its brevity. The normally prolific and wordy Dickens' short novel is a moving complaint against contemporary utilitarianism, counterbalanced by a look at the necessity of entertainment."@en
  • ""Facts alone are wanted in life." The children at Mr. Gradgrind's school are sternly ordered to stifle their imaginations and pay attention only to cold, hard reality. The effects of Gradgrind's teaching on his own children, Tom and Louisa, are particularly profound and leave them ill-equipped to deal with the unpredictable desires of the human heart. Luckily for them, they have a friend in Sissy Jupe, the child of a circus clown, who retains her warm-hearted, compassionate nature despite the pressures around her. By 1854, when Hard Times was published, Charles Dickens' magisterial progress as a writer had come to incorporate a many-sided, coherent vision of English society, both as it was and as he wished it to be. Hard Times, a classic Dickensian story of redemption set in a North of England town beset by industrialism, everywhere benefits from this vision - in the trenchancy of its satire, in its sweeping indignation at social injustice, and in the persistent humanity with which its author enlivens his largest and smallest incidents. (Book Jacket Status: Jacketed) From the Hardcover edition."@en
  • "Charles Dickens' Hard Times has been enjoyed by readers around the world for over 150 years. Now you can enjoy this classic novel, which in unusual amongst Dickens' work in that it is not set in London, but in the fictional town of Coketown, which was based on the real town of Preston. It paints a somewhat cynical view of life in an industrial English town in the 19th Century."@en
  • "By 1854, when Hard times was published, Charles Dickens' magisterial progress as a writer had come to incorporate a many-sided, coherent vision of English society, both as it was and as he wished it to be. A classic Dickensian story of redemption set in a North of England town beset by industrialism, everywhere benefits from this vision -- in the trenchancy of its satire, in its sweeping indignation at social injustice, and in the persistent humanity with which its author enlivens his largest and smallest incidents."
  • "The wide expanse of Dicken's nvel, with its attack upon the stunting riqour of an industrial revolution which tended to convert workers into machines of hard labour, its triumphantly brought to life in this skilful adaption for a cast of four (although more can be used)..."
  • "Contains the complete text of the nineteenth-century tale of redemption in a northern English town beset by industrialism, and includes a critical introduction and chronology."
  • "If you are either learning Persian (Farsi), or learning English as a second language (ESL) as a Persian (Farsi) speaker, this book is for you. There are many editions of Hard Times. This one is worth the price if you would like to enrich your Persian (Farsi)-English vocabulary, whether for self-improvement or for preparation in advanced of college examinations. Each page is annotated with a mini-thesaurus of uncommon words highlighted in the text. Not only will you experience a great classic, but learn the richness of the English language with Persian (Farsi) synonyms at the bottom of each page. You will not see a full translation of the English text, but rather a running bilingual thesaurus to maximize the reader's exposure to the subtleties of both languages."@en
  • "If you are either learning Persian (Farsi), or learning English as a second language (ESL) as a Persian (Farsi) speaker, this book is for you. There are many editions of Hard Times. This one is worth the price if you would like to enrich your Persian (Farsi)-English vocabulary, whether for self-improvement or for preparation in advanced of college examinations. Each page is annotated with a mini-thesaurus of uncommon words highlighted in the text. Not only will you experience a great classic, but learn the richness of the English language with Persian (Farsi) synonyms at the bottom of each page. You will not see a full translation of the English text, but rather a running bilingual thesaurus to maximize the reader's exposure to the subtleties of both languages."
  • "If you are either learning Welsh, or learning English as a second language (ESL) as a Welsh speaker, this book is for you. There are many editions of Hard Times. This one is worth the price if you would like to enrich your Welsh-English vocabulary, whether for self-improvement or for preparation in advanced of college examinations. Each page is annotated with a mini-thesaurus of uncommon words highlighted in the text. Not only will you experience a great classic, but learn the richness of the English language with Welsh synonyms at the bottom of each page. You will not see a full translation of the English text, but rather a running bilingual thesaurus to maximize the reader's exposure to the subtleties of both languages."@en
  • "If you are either learning Welsh, or learning English as a second language (ESL) as a Welsh speaker, this book is for you. There are many editions of Hard Times. This one is worth the price if you would like to enrich your Welsh-English vocabulary, whether for self-improvement or for preparation in advanced of college examinations. Each page is annotated with a mini-thesaurus of uncommon words highlighted in the text. Not only will you experience a great classic, but learn the richness of the English language with Welsh synonyms at the bottom of each page. You will not see a full translation of the English text, but rather a running bilingual thesaurus to maximize the reader's exposure to the subtleties of both languages."
  • "The overlapping worlds of Gradgrind's schoolroom, Bonderby the humbug industrialist and Sissy Jupe of Sleary's Circus, Dickens satirizes Utilitarianism, the self-help doctrines of Samual Smiles and the mechanization of the mid-Victorian soul."
  • "Set in Coketown, a fictional industrial town in the north of England, 'Hard Times' was born of its author's indignation at the soul-crushing conditions of the industrial age."@en
  • "If you are either learning Bulgarian, or learning English as a second language (ESL) as a Bulgarian speaker, this book is for you. There are many editions of Hard Times. This one is worth the price if you would like to enrich your Bulgarian-English vocabulary, whether for self-improvement or for preparation in advanced of college examinations. Each page is annotated with a mini-thesaurus of uncommon words highlighted in the text. Not only will you experience a great classic, but learn the richness of the English language with Bulgarian synonyms at the bottom of each page. You will not see a full translation of the English text, but rather a running bilingual thesaurus to maximize the reader's exposure to the subtleties of both languages."@en
  • "If you are either learning Bulgarian, or learning English as a second language (ESL) as a Bulgarian speaker, this book is for you. There are many editions of Hard Times. This one is worth the price if you would like to enrich your Bulgarian-English vocabulary, whether for self-improvement or for preparation in advanced of college examinations. Each page is annotated with a mini-thesaurus of uncommon words highlighted in the text. Not only will you experience a great classic, but learn the richness of the English language with Bulgarian synonyms at the bottom of each page. You will not see a full translation of the English text, but rather a running bilingual thesaurus to maximize the reader's exposure to the subtleties of both languages."
  • "Murdering the innocent! Facts, facts, facts. Teach these children facts, not fancies. Sense, not sentimentality. Conformity, not curiosity. Proof and demonstration, not poetry and drama... On this bleak tenet is run the Gradgrind model day school in Hard Times. No other work of Dickens presents so relentless an indictment against the callous greed of the Victorian industrial society and its misapplied utilitarian philosophy as this fiercest of his novels."
  • "Hard times in mid-Victorian England is Coketown, where blackened mills dominate the skyline, the rivers run purple with pollution and children are numbered instead of being names."@en
  • "If you are either learning Polish, or learning English as a second language (ESL) as a Polish speaker, this book is for you. There are many editions of Hard Times. This one is worth the price if you would like to enrich your Polish-English vocabulary, whether for self-improvement or for preparation in advanced of college examinations. Each page is annotated with a mini-thesaurus of uncommon words highlighted in the text. Not only will you experience a great classic, but learn the richness of the English language with Polish synonyms at the bottom of each page. You will not see a full translation of the English text, but rather a running bilingual thesaurus to maximize the reader's exposure to the subtleties of both languages."@en
  • "If you are either learning Polish, or learning English as a second language (ESL) as a Polish speaker, this book is for you. There are many editions of Hard Times. This one is worth the price if you would like to enrich your Polish-English vocabulary, whether for self-improvement or for preparation in advanced of college examinations. Each page is annotated with a mini-thesaurus of uncommon words highlighted in the text. Not only will you experience a great classic, but learn the richness of the English language with Polish synonyms at the bottom of each page. You will not see a full translation of the English text, but rather a running bilingual thesaurus to maximize the reader's exposure to the subtleties of both languages."
  • "If you are either learning Slovenian, or learning English as a second language (ESL) as a Slovenian speaker, this book is for you. There are many editions of Hard Times. This one is worth the price if you would like to enrich your Slovenian-English vocabulary, whether for self-improvement or for preparation in advanced of college examinations. Each page is annotated with a mini-thesaurus of uncommon words highlighted in the text. Not only will you experience a great classic, but learn the richness of the English language with Slovenian synonyms at the bottom of each page. You will not see a full translation of the English text, but rather a running bilingual thesaurus to maximize the reader's exposure to the subtleties of both languages."@en
  • "If you are either learning Slovenian, or learning English as a second language (ESL) as a Slovenian speaker, this book is for you. There are many editions of Hard Times. This one is worth the price if you would like to enrich your Slovenian-English vocabulary, whether for self-improvement or for preparation in advanced of college examinations. Each page is annotated with a mini-thesaurus of uncommon words highlighted in the text. Not only will you experience a great classic, but learn the richness of the English language with Slovenian synonyms at the bottom of each page. You will not see a full translation of the English text, but rather a running bilingual thesaurus to maximize the reader's exposure to the subtleties of both languages."
  • "Thomas Gradgrind destroys the spiritual and emotional lives of his children by denying the importance of human feelings."@en
  • "Thomas Gradgrind destroys the spiritual and emotional lives of his children by denying the importance of human feelings."
  • "De gevolgen van een opvoeding waarmee een praktisch ingestelde vader het geestesleven van zijn kinderen tracht te onderdrukken."
  • ""Thomas Gradgrind is the guiding luminary of the Coketown school, stern proponent of the Philosophy of Fact, whose ill-conceived idealism blinds him to the essential humanity of those around, with calamitous results. His daughter Louisa becomes trapped in a loveless marriage and falls prey to an idle seducer, and her brother Tom is ruined thanks to their father's pet theories. Meanwhile Sleary's circus offers a vision of escape and entertainment, a joyful contrast to the dreariness of life in Coketown. The hardship of the workers and the victimization of Stephen Blackpool are set against the exuberance of the circus people in Dickens's much-loved moral tale. Gradgrind is forced to reconsider his cherished system when he realizes that 'Facts alone' are not, after all, enough"--Cover, p. 4."
  • "Dicken's withering portrait of a Lancashire mill town in the 1840s is also a dazzling work of political satire."@en

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